Khitomer was a planet located in the Khitomer system. Important in the development of the Klingon-Federation alliance, the planet was the site of the 2293 Khitomer Conference as well as the victim of a 2346 Romulan sneak attack on the planet's Klingon colony which, in turn, emphasized the importance of the Klingon-Federation friendship.
In 2293, Khitomer was considered to be a neutral site by both the Federation and the Klingon Empire, and was located near the Romulan border. In that year, the Khitomer Conference was held at Camp Khitomer on the planet. The conference started the first full peace negotiations between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire and gave birth to the Khitomer Accords. Originally, Earth had been selected as a venue, but after Klingon Chancellor Gorkon was assassinated on his way to Earth by members of the Khitomer conspiracy, new Chancellor Azetbur relocated the conference to Camp Khitomer.
By 2346, a Klingon colony existed on Khitomer. On Stardate 23859 it fell victim to a Romulan attack. In the attack - which later became known as the Khitomer Massacre - 4,000 colonists were killed, amongst them Mogh and Ja'rod. Only two survivors were believed to have been rescued by the USS Intrepid; however, a group of colonists captured by the Romulans were allowed to live and were taken to a prison camp in the Carraya Sector, remaining undiscovered until 2369.
As of 2369, Federation maps depicted Khitomer to be within the Romulan Empire. Some time prior to 2375, Admiral William Ross met Chancellor Gowron at Khitomer.
Named Khitomer colonistsEdit
The Khitomer hall was represented by the Brandeis-Bardin Institute, located in southern California.
Captain Sulu's comment in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, that the Excelsior had arrived to the Alpha Quadrant but might not make it in time for the conference, suggests Khitomer may have been located back in the Beta Quadrant.
According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 56), the Khitomer system was located in or near Klingon space, in the Beta Quadrant. This system was a binary star system. Primary was a Class F star with a magnitude of +3, which was ten times brighter than Sol. Secondary was a Class F star. Tertiary was a Class K star.
In the alternate reality of 2259, Khitomer was mentioned in a news feed displayed on a display graphic in the office of AdmiraChristopher Pike and the office of Admiral Alexander Marcus.
The events surrounding the Khitomer Massacre were documented in the The Lost Era novel, The Art of the Impossible. In the Star Trek: Destiny novel Gods of Night, Khitomer is saved from annihilation by the Borg in 2381 by a kamikaze attack by the USS Ranger.